solved my feeding mess..

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by smom1976, May 18, 2008.

  1. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    I was dealing with a mess... I have my babies in a kiddie pool.. the one from walmart with a built in slide.. well anyway.. I wash it out and then fill their mason jar feeder and put all fresh stuff in there .. nice and clean.. not 5 min later they have dug out all the food out of the feeder and it is empty and all over the pool floor.. makes a mess... so this time I stuck the entire feeder and set it in an old dog bowl.. they are a bit bigger now and can stand outside both and still stick their heads in and if they dont like that they will stand on the side of the dog bowl.. but guess what.. no mess all the feed is still good and in the dog bowl... I out smarted em... LOL so for the messy birds that play in their food.. try this one..
  2. Jennym

    Jennym Songster

    Apr 10, 2008
    Yes, thank you. My chicks do the same thing. They are so funny to watch, but not so funny to watch all the food get wasted.[​IMG]
  3. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Good idea. They sure will waste food if you let them.
  4. Ese_N_Gracie

    Ese_N_Gracie Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    Yes....outsmarted for the time being [​IMG] but once they figure that one'll have to do it again. I wish I could enjoy one thing in life as much as they enjoy making messes
  5. Martinboyds

    Martinboyds In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2008
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Could you e-mail me a PICTURE of exactly what you did and what it looks like . [email protected] [​IMG]
  7. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Songster

    May 11, 2008
    San Diego
    yeah, my Delightful Dozen were going through food like money for gas, when in the middle of the night I realized that even with all I had read, I had forgotten that I needed to raise the food to the level of their backs! The next morning, and with a little wire, we were set! And the amount of food "used" (read wasted), decreased by half!!!

  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    good idea..cause i just ,10 minutes ago changed my ducks bedding and its soaking wet again...tommorow, i'm getting out my flat big dog bowl..and putting the water feeder in it...thanks for the idea!..Wendy

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